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25/02/1999 "Not About Nightingales" has its Broadway premiere

Not About Nightingales is a 3-act play written by Tennessee Williams in 1938. The story of the play unfolds in a prison and focuses on inmates who go on a hunger strike, in order to try to better their situation. The play was not discovered until the late 90s. Therefore, it had its world premiere 60 years after its creation, at the Alley Theatre.


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  • Not About Nightingales 

  • 1999 Broadway Debut 

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